What They're Saying - The Bulldogs Media Thread - Part 3

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To be honest I don't think I will start following footy again until after round one. The way I dealt with the GF loss was just by avoiding AFL news as much as possible. I didn't even turn the radio on when I was in the car so I didn't have to hear about it. I don't want to see any replays or hear any mention of what happened. My dad and I always talk about footy but neither of us have mentioned anything footy related since before the game. I don't want to see clips of Melbourne kicking twenty goals in 2 minutes or their post game celebrations. I just want to put it behind me. Its actually probably good to get this game out of the way early on, regardless of the result.
 

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To be honest I don't think I will start following footy again until after round one. The way I dealt with the GF loss was just by avoiding AFL news as much as possible. I didn't even turn the radio on when I was in the car so I didn't have to hear about it. I don't want to see any replays or hear any mention of what happened. My dad and I always talk about footy but neither of us have mentioned anything footy related since before the game. I don't want to see clips of Melbourne kicking twenty goals in 2 minutes or their post game celebrations. I just want to put it behind me. Its actually probably good to get this game out of the way early on, regardless of the result.
Yep, pretty much my MO from 3/4 time in the GF.
 

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We all get a bit frustrated in here at the imbalance in the footy media and how the power clubs get the bulk of the attention regardless of their poor performance.

Good to see that Fox Footy are addressing that imbalance this off season by giving us an 8 part (!!) highly detailed telling of the history of the Essendon Football Club, in conjunction with absolute donuts for the other 17 clubs.

How refreshing.
 

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We all get a bit frustrated in here at the imbalance in the footy media and how the power clubs get the bulk of the attention regardless of their poor performance.

Good to see that Fox Footy are addressing that imbalance this off season by giving us an 8 part (!!) highly detailed telling of the history of the Essendon Football Club, in conjunction with absolute donuts for the other 17 clubs.

How refreshing.
At least 6 parts of those will be about how unfairly treated they were during the biggest drug cheating scandal in the history of Australian sport.
 

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To be honest I don't think I will start following footy again until after round one. The way I dealt with the GF loss was just by avoiding AFL news as much as possible. I didn't even turn the radio on when I was in the car so I didn't have to hear about it. I don't want to see any replays or hear any mention of what happened. My dad and I always talk about footy but neither of us have mentioned anything footy related since before the game. I don't want to see clips of Melbourne kicking twenty goals in 2 minutes or their post game celebrations. I just want to put it behind me. Its actually probably good to get this game out of the way early on, regardless of the result.
Yep. I’ve managed to largely avoid it but the sh*t thing is we’re going to be seeing footage of the Demons non stop leading up into next season and even beyond! They’ll be constantly using snippets of footage which brings it back every single time.
 

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Yep. I’ve managed to largely avoid it but the sh*t thing is we’re going to be seeing footage of the Demons non stop leading up into next season and even beyond! They’ll be constantly using snippets of footage which brings it back every single time.
Just avoid AFL media for the lead up to next season and maybe for the next season too. Don't watch any Demons games. By 2023 it'll be ancient history and we will have had time to heal.
 

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We all get a bit frustrated in here at the imbalance in the footy media and how the power clubs get the bulk of the attention regardless of their poor performance.

Good to see that Fox Footy are addressing that imbalance this off season by giving us an 8 part (!!) highly detailed telling of the history of the Essendon Football Club, in conjunction with absolute donuts for the other 17 clubs.

How refreshing.
No doubt they’re covering the jab fiasco in detail?
 

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To be honest I don't think I will start following footy again until after round one. The way I dealt with the GF loss was just by avoiding AFL news as much as possible. I didn't even turn the radio on when I was in the car so I didn't have to hear about it. I don't want to see any replays or hear any mention of what happened. My dad and I always talk about footy but neither of us have mentioned anything footy related since before the game. I don't want to see clips of Melbourne kicking twenty goals in 2 minutes or their post game celebrations. I just want to put it behind me. Its actually probably good to get this game out of the way early on, regardless of the result.
Good call. I haven't seen the final minutes of the grand final or the aftermath, and undoubtedly I never will. No point being a masochist.
 

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Just avoid AFL media for the lead up to next season and maybe for the next season too. Don't watch any Demons games. By 2023 it'll be ancient history and we will have had time to heal.
In the words of Terry Wallace, there's nowhere to hide. We have to live with it. The best way possible to stop the recurring nightmare on-screen is to come out and make a statement by flogging them in Rd 1.

I rate us a pretty good chance of doing exactly that.
 

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In the words of Terry Wallace, there's nowhere to hide. We have to live with it. The best way possible to stop the recurring nightmare on-screen is to come out and make a statement by flogging them in Rd 1.

I rate us a pretty good chance of doing exactly that.
I agree that's the case for the players. They'll need to front up and try to win back their dignity. And I agree that they're a good chance of doing that too. But as a fan I'm just not ready to relive the GF and fortunately I have the option of just opting out. I don't mind if people think that's soft. The staff and players will have to face their demons but they'll be paid handsomely for it, win or lose.
 

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In the words of Terry Wallace, there's nowhere to hide. We have to live with it. The best way possible to stop the recurring nightmare on-screen is to come out and make a statement by flogging them in Rd 1.

I rate us a pretty good chance of doing exactly that.
I’d love Jamarra to play in that game. Let the Dees see how well bullying him goes down.
 

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I’ve got legit anxiety whenever I see a news feed or article on the AFL app about the Melbourne hot streak.

They literally come up with a new way to bring it up every week. This week it’s let’s look at them kicking 100 points to 7 from 15 different camera angles……..f*ck me!
 

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The alleged Big Clubs get such a leg up via the draw, that it almost ensures that they remain big clubs. How often have you heard the line, I want to go to Pies, Bombers, Tigers & Hawks because the player in question wants to play in the BIG H&A games Anzac Day Dreamtime etc etc
Rights to those games shouldn't be tied to individual clubs. They should be allocated on merit but we all know that won't happen as the AFL won't risk breaking their cash cow cycle.
There is no doubt the AFL want the status quo to remain, so that they retain the whip hand to have clubs that can be used and discarded at will. All in ensuring maximum revenue, they don't really want a level playing field in all aspects makes it too difficult to manage. Especially if we become big enough to have a voice that they are forced to listen too!!
The bias is deliberate and real and recognised by the AFL via "compensation" through higher AFL dividends.

The problem is these additional AFL $ are perceived in the football world and by supporters of the "big" clubs as "handouts propping up uncompetitive clubs" who are a burden on the AFL. As we know on BF, facts don't win arguments. The argument will never be won by us.

The only way to change it is by having success, winning flags, playing in finals and GFs and threaten the status quo. Despite the bias, I think we are making headway.
 

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The bias is deliberate and real and recognised by the AFL via "compensation" through higher AFL dividends.

The problem is these additional AFL $ are perceived in the football world and by supporters of the "big" clubs as "handouts propping up uncompetitive clubs" who are a burden on the AFL.
As we know on BF, facts don't win arguments. The argument will never be won by us.

The only way to change it is by having success, winning flags, playing in finals and GFs and threaten the status quo. Despite the bias, I think we are making headway.
Totally agree.

Perhaps the next time you find yourself in such an argument with a bunch of Essendon fans (could be fans from any of the big clubs but let's use them as an example) you could say "yeah OK we do get AFL handouts, but I tell you what, let's swap! Essendon gets our million dollar handout each year and we get the ANZAC Day fixture and any other blockbusters you currently get, plus we never have to play at Kardinia Park, plus we swap shares of Friday night fixtures, etc etc etc."

How many of them will agree to the swap?

My guess is zero. That should shut them up for a bit.
 

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Article in the hun about how we nearly went Knuckles with the demons at a Perth nightclub Monday after gf.

They turned up after us, paid cash to open the 3rd floor (we already had the 2nd), then started playing that 'freed from desire' song up loud and taunting our players from the balcony.

Was calmed down by a player from each team who still live together (not sure who they were but prob easy to find out with that description).

Gonna be a few spicy years ahead between our 2 teams I think, and that's before this incident.
 

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Article in the hun about how we nearly went Knuckles with the demons at a Perth nightclub Monday after gf.

They turned up after us, paid cash to open the 3rd floor (we already had the 2nd), then started playing that 'freed from desire' song up loud and taunting our players from the balcony.

Was calmed down by a player from each team who still live together (not sure who they were but prob easy to find out with that description).

Gonna be a few spicy years ahead between our 2 teams I think, and that's before this incident.
I reckon Campbell Brown is making up a bunch of sh*t and trying to get some attention. It may have happened but I imagine he’s exaggerating to try and get some clicks otherwise we would’ve heard about this by now.

I’d assume Hannan might still live with a Demons player.
 

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Article in the hun about how we nearly went Knuckles with the demons at a Perth nightclub Monday after gf.

They turned up after us, paid cash to open the 3rd floor (we already had the 2nd), then started playing that 'freed from desire' song up loud and taunting our players from the balcony.

Was calmed down by a player from each team who still live together (not sure who they were but prob easy to find out with that description).

Gonna be a few spicy years ahead between our 2 teams I think, and that's before this incident.
Reading that, my mindset has gone from "I want the Bulldogs to smash them next year" to "I also wan't every other team to smash them next year."
 

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Article in the hun about how we nearly went Knuckles with the demons at a Perth nightclub Monday after gf.

They turned up after us, paid cash to open the 3rd floor (we already had the 2nd), then started playing that 'freed from desire' song up loud and taunting our players from the balcony.

Was calmed down by a player from each team who still live together (not sure who they were but prob easy to find out with that description).

Gonna be a few spicy years ahead between our 2 teams I think, and that's before this incident.
Hannan?
I think we have to get used to the idea that the Demons are going to be dicks until we beat them a few times. The concept of the gracious winner is beyond them. Eventually they’ll slump again and will have to cop what comes their way.
 

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I think we have to get used to the idea that the Demons are going to be dicks until we beat them a few times. The concept of the gracious winner is beyond them. Eventually they’ll slump again and will have to cop what comes their way.
Can anyone remember a more classless premiership team? I can’t, and I’ve been around a while. I’m with Tom Boyd on this one. Can’t stand Melbourne, and I’d have been barracking against them regardless of whether the Dogs made the GF or not. There are individuals that I like, such as Petracca, but collectively…nah.
 

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